Girls Crowned County Champions And MOSPS Retain Trophy
With the forecast rain a no-show, our ‘Super 8’ team of cricketers set off for an exciting day at the Ageas Bowl, where they could pitch their talents against other regional winners from across the county.
For six of the eight it was not the first time to be playing on Hampshire’s home ground, as they were part of last year’s winning team – and they were all desperate to come home champions once again.
The all-day tournament saw twelve teams from across the county split into four pools of three, with the winners of each pool progressing to the semi-finals.
Team MOSPS started off brilliantly in their pool, beating Padnell and St Bedes convincingly to secure their place in the semi-finals.
They carried on in the same vein in the semi-final, where some brilliant bowling and super skills with the bat saw them secure a convincing victory (MOSPS 163 – St Marys Primary 37)
For the second year in a row, our amazing girls’ cricket squad more than earned their place in the final of the county finals and a chance to repeat last year’s success, so it was a proud Coach Brown and an excited ‘Super 8’ who stepped out to compete against a familiar opposition, Marchwood Juniors. This game, as to be expected, was a much closer affair. The standard of play was high and the spectators were well entertained. The whole team came together, once again, to perform well, both on the field and with the bat, beating Marchwood by 35 runs to earn the title of County Champions 2023.
Coach Brown said of the ‘Super 8’, “They all contributed quite brilliantly and their teamwork was exceptional. We had lots of compliments from other schools and the Hampshire Coaches/Organisers (any who were not umpiring other matches, came to watch our girls play!). County Champions for the 2